Overall Chronology

Overall Chronology

Thematic Chronology
Regulating Palestinian Land
1858 - present
35 events

Presents the Ottoman land tenure in Palestine (laws governing registration, purchase, and sale of land), followed by the different ways the British Mandate, Zionist movement and the Israeli authorities used the Ottoman laws, interpreted them, amended them and enacted new laws to strip Palestinians from their land and assert control over it. 

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Overall Chronology
E.g., 2019/07/18
E.g., 2019/07/18
Event Date Subject
Ottoman Land Code, 7 Ramadan 1274 21 April 1858
Law Concerning Land Purchase by non-Ottoman Subjects, 7 Safar 1284 10 June 1867
The Ottomans and Sale of Land to Jews in Palestine November 1892 - 1893
New Ottoman Regulations on Jewish Land Purchase 9 January 1901
Provisional Law Concerning the Right of Certain Corporate Bodies to Own Immovable Property, 22 Rabi' al-awwal 1331 1 March 1913
Provisional Law of Disposal of Immovable Property, 5 Jumada al-ula 1331 12 April 1913
Proclamations No. 75 and No. 76 on Immovable Property 18 November 1918
Mahlul Land Ordinance 1 October 1920
Transfer of Land Ordinance 1 October 1920
Mewat Land Ordinance 16 February 1921
Transfer of Land Amendment Ordinance No. 2 8 December 1921
Correction of Land Registers Ordinance, No. 12 16 February 1926
Land Settlement Ordinance No. 9 30 May 1928
Protection of Cultivators Ordinance No. 27 31 July 1929
Protection of Cultivators Ordinance, No. 37 31 August 1933
Land Transfer Regulations 20 February 1940
Abandoned Areas Ordinance 24 June 1948
Emergency Regulations Regarding the Cultivation of Fallow Lands and Unexploited Water Sources 11 October 1948
Emergency Regulations Regarding Absentee Property 2 December 1948
Absentee Property Law, 5710-1950 14 March 1950
Israeli Law of Return 5 July 1950
Development Authority (Transfer of Property) Law, 5710-1950 9 August 1950
Land Acquisition (Validation of Acts and Compensation) Law 10 March 1953
Basic Law: Israel Lands 19 July 1960
Israel Land Administration Law, 5720-1960 25 July 1960
Military Order No. 58, Concerning Abandoned Property (Private Property) 23 July 1967
Military Order No. 59, Concerning State Property 31 July 1967
Military Order No. 291 on Land Settlement 19 December 1968
Land Law, 5729-1969 1969
Military Order No. 321 Concerning Land Law (Acquisition for Public Purposes) 28 March 1969
Military Order No. 363, Concerning the Protection of Nature Reserves 22 December 1969
Absentees' Property (Compensation) Law, 5733-1973 27 June 1973
Israelis Are Permitted to Buy Land in Occupied Territories 16 September 1979
Israel Land Administration Law 3 August 2009
The Knesset Passes Israel Lands Law (Amendment No. 3) on Foreign Ownership 29 March 2011